Chocolate “Salami”

Chocolate "salami" is a no-bake cookie confection made to look like slices of salami. It is popular at Christmas throughout Europe, especially Italy, Germany, and Romania. The recipe is basically a combination of melted chocolate and crumbled tea biscuits rolled into a log and sliced.  There are many variations. Here is our favorite made with Effie’s Oatcakes. 

Chocolate “Salami”

  • 1 pkg. Effie’s Oatcakes
  • 8 oz. good quality dark chocolate, chopped
  • 4 T. unsalted butter 
  • 1 egg, beaten 
  • 1/2 c. granulated sugar
  • 1 t. vanilla extract  
  • ½ c. mixed nuts, toasted and roughly chopped (optional)
  • ½ c. dried fruit - cranberries, raisins, or cherries (optional)
  • 3 T. confectioners sugar
  • Butchers twine (optional)

    Place the Oatcakes in a plastic bag and gently smash with a rolling pin breaking the biscuits into ½ inch pieces; set aside.

    In a medium bowl combine chocolate and butter and place on top of a saucepan with 1 inch of simmering water. Stir mixture occasionally until melted and smooth, about 3 minutes. Remove bowl from saucepan and set aside. 

    In another bowl, whisk together egg, sugar, and vanilla. Place over the pan of simmering water and whisk until pale, fluffy, and thick, about 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in the melted chocolate; set aside for 5 minutes. 

    Fold biscuit pieces, nuts and dried fruit into the egg and chocolate mixture.  Mix well covering all pieces with chocolate.  Chill in the refrigerator for 15 minutes to let mixture firm up but not become hard. 

    Place the mixture on plastic wrap and roll into a log shape. Twist the ends tightly and return to the refrigerator for at least 6 hours or overnight. 

    To finish, sift confectioners sugar onto parchment paper.  Unwrap the log and roll in the sugar. Using butchers twine, tie the log like a real salami. Cut into slices and serve.